I was happy that my story got an honorable mention in the Stem/Non-fiction category in the 2022 50 Precious Words contest. This is the second year I have participated in this event, in which you have to write a story of 50 words or less. I enjoyed writing several different stories and chose the one I wrote about my favorite bird.
Cardinals fluff their feathers to keep warm.
Dazzling red against the snow.
Cardinals build their nest in a cedar tree.
They feed and protect their young.
Cardinals enjoy insects and summer breezes.
Babies learn to fly.
Cardinals feast on berries.
And prepare to hide in evergreens.